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blitzer in the shutation room, it starts right now. >> fear the u.s. could soon be facing yet another credit downgrade. eyes and pressure on the congressional super committee. stand by. new information coming in. also, u.s. troops weeks away from leaving iraq. will iran move to fill some sort of void? i will talk about that and more this hour. with iraq's ambassador to the united states. he has strong views. >>> and karl rove warning rick perry is making a big mistake by signing on to one controversial issue many people thought would settle. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "the situation room." >>> president obama is going around congress for his latest plan. he is out west focusing in on the ongoing housing crisis that continues to drag down the u.s. economy. he wants it make it easier for a homeowners who are under water to refinance and he is unveiling his plan in one of hardest hit housing markets in the country. we are talking about las vegas nevada. jessica is joining us now with details. jessica, what is the president doing? >> he is rolling out a new plan to help homeowners dr
that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles. first and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick. change has never been simple or with without controversy. change depends on persistenceç. change requires determination. it took a full decade before the moral guidance of brown vs. board of education was translated ininto enforcement measures of the civil rights act and the voting rights act. those 10 long years did not lead dr. king to give up. he kept pushing, speaking, marching, until change finally came. [ applause ] >> the president: and then when even after the civil rights act and the voting rights act passed, african-americans still found themselves trapped in pockets ofç poverty across the country. dr. king didn't say those laws were a failure. he didn't say this is too hard. he didn't say let's settle for what we got and go home. instead, he said, let's take those victories and broaden our mission to achieve not just civil and political equality, but also economic justice. let's fight for a living wage and better school
in the insurance government, fisheries, and forest sector. the u.s. starts green buildings in china. my question is is the investment bank ceos working diligently to launch these securities all got fired because of the credit crisis, and do you have thoughts on how to get their attention again at the banks? >> i'm not spending a lot of time on banks these days, and i think what you need to ask is not so much -- i think you can assume that banks will be involved when there's a real demand and the proper incentives, and so when we start looking at green buildings or all series of other environmentally fiesht products, i think what you need to do is let's just start with government policies. i think you need proper government policy, and i think that companies need to hear from their investors, from their customers, from their employers, and i think that's why most major companies do these sorts of things they do when they do positive things that have a beneficial impact on the environment, and they think it's good business, and i think that -- and i think markets develop when there's a demand and
and track the latest contributions. easy to use, it helps you navigate the political landscape with twitter feeds and facebook updates from the campaigns. plus, links to c-span media partners, all at c- span.org/campaign2012. president obama hence to nevada today for a couple of campaign events as part of a three-day trip through western states. the associated press reports the president will talk about jobs. nevada has the nation's highest unemployment rate at nearly 13.5%. the president goes to california tomorrow, colorado tomorrow night. republican presidential candidate michele bachmann was in iowa this past weekend for several campaign events. she spoke to this conversation at a service in cash out -- at cavalry bible church. she talked about the trip that her ancestors made to the u.s. before settling in iowa. she talks about how her fate has affected her life. trolley after arriving, she greeted congregation members. this is about 55 minutes. >> what is your name? good to meet you. hello, mary. you are an old farmer? i married a young one. >> thank you. >> she want to get a picture
removed from city hall yesterday. but as kit shows us, the occupy demonstrators were back at it again tonight. >> occupy san jose is not as big as san francisco or oakland, but it is just as defiant. >> are you ready to get arrested again? >> if that's necessary to take action, i have to do so. >> 12 hours after san jose police swooped in and cleaned up all the tent, they were up again. jerome mills just posted bail and got this tent back from the evidence room and he wasted no time in putting it right back where it was. >> how can you afford to keep getting arrested? >> i'm on unememployment right now. between my rent and insurance, i don't have a lot of money. there are friends that support me, but they can't camp. >> this is the same spot at 3:00 this morning after city workers cleaned it bare. police arrested eight people, but let roy sharyl go. >> the only reason they didn't arrest me is because they don't know how to deal with me in the wheelchair. >> the protesters violated an ordinance that bans camping on city property and say there have been complaints of urinating
or send us a tweet. thursday morning. it is a foggy day in the nation's capital. we will try to break through all of that with the discussion of the passage of the free-trade agreement. with so much discussion about the economy, we would like to hear what you think about this and whether this is a plus for the economy. whether it will be a job creator or something that will affect jobs in the united states in a negative way. all lines are open and you can send an e-mail or tweet or comments on facebook. a story from "the new york times" about this. someone who has been following these trade negotiations for quite awhile, writes for bloomberg and business week -- "bloombergbusinessweek" has a story about the passage. what do you think about the "the new york times" analysis? guest: this is actually the biggest in terms of a trade partner, the biggest trade partner we have a free-trade agreement with. since a naphtha -- since nafta and 1994 -- talking about south korea. it is a larger deal compared to the ones that were signed in the past decade or so. and by the white house estimated i
, using propofol as a sleeping aid. using the dangerous anesthetic at home with no backup or emergency personnel. no backup medical equipment. having no medical records. and most critically, not calling 911 immediately, which could have saved jackson's life. >> he was definitely savable at that point. >> so, in essence, had dr. murray called 911 at 12:00, michael jackson would still here today? >> yes, sir. >> and there's just no doubt in your mind about that? >> no doubt. >> reporter: prosecutors say they're down to their last two witnesses and could actually wrap up their case as early as tomorrow, without calling, as we first reported, any of the jackson children. david? >> jim avila, our thanks to you again tonight. >>> we turn now to another courtroom bombshell today. you'll remember the man who tried to blow up that plane on christmas day 2009, wearing a bomb in his underwear. today, in federal court, the bomber suddenly pleaded guilty to all charges, telling the courtroom he did, in fact, try to blow up that northwest flight over detroit, hoping to kill almost 300 people. he the
currency bill. when it was discussed that these bills would be brought to the floor, many of us said we shouldn't even be considering these bills. 6,000 for colombia, perhaps 70,000 for korea, maybe 1,000 for panama. 77,000 jobs, that's significant. if in fact those numbers really bear out. let's assume they do for a moment. we are making a big deal out of 77,000 jobs which are a big deal, but how much bigger a deal is it to say we are ignoring the fact that we are losing over one million jobs per year because of the china man national park plays of their currency? the distinguished speaker has said if we push this bill, we will start a trade war with china. my, have i heard that song before. many of us have been fighting for a better relationship with china in terms of our trade relationship, and for at least two decades we have been fighting for opening of our markets to china to stop the piracy of our intellectual property, the list goes on. but this manipulation of currency, ok, the speaker says we are going to start a trade war, 20 years ago when we started this debate following ti
who ran last week. >> dana: that is it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. we'll see you tomorrow. captioned by closed captioning services, inc grainings >> bret: republican candidates pitch policy in economic ravaged nevada. we talk live with mitch mcconnell about the economy, jobs and the election. live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama lashed out at republicans and later said he is prepared to work with them. on this, the second day of his bus tour through 28 electoral college votes to key states. ed henry reports that it seems the president is selling himself and his jobs plan. >> don't be bamboozled. >> reporter: president obama on the attack in north carolina, declaring on the bus tour time to kick the tires on the republican jobs plan. >> what is standing between us and full employment is we prevent companies pollute our air and water too much. we on the other hand have said let's put teachers back in the classroom in north carolina and all across the country. [ applause ] those are two choices. >
from the u.s. and maintained by ground crews in the warning. but some are warning they could become a little too handy. >> let me say one thing about drone strikes. i support them as a tool. but we have to be very careful how we use them. but we have to have a counter narrative, we have to live our values, we have to do other thing, diplomacy and development in the countries in order to persuade the next generation not to strap an suicide belt. >> and meantime a new travel alert in the wake of the death of anwar al-awlaki. they say the death of him could provide motivation for anti-american attacks worldwide from individuals or groups seek to go retaliate. americans traveling oversees are urged to register with the u.s. embassy in the country they are visiting. >> thanks very much. of course, the death of anwar al-awlaki has dealt a blow to al-qaeda. joining us former fbi agent. >> how big is this for the u.s. military? >> it's a big deal. he was clearly one of the key leaders in al-qaeda and there's only a certain amount of leaders. it's not an infinite pool. it hurts them. it send
destruction program. in return what u.s. trade ford that was bringing gadhafi in from the cold. we pretended like gadhafi wasn't a murderous rogue dictator and narcissistic freak show, and a pretend relationship. a facade to treat libya like a normal country with a normal president. but libya, under moammar gadhafi, was not a normal country and he was an normal president. libya under gadhafi had blown up a 747 over the town of lockerbie. all 259 people on the plane were killed. the people on the ground were killed by falling debris. he blew up a passenger jet in 1989. another 170 people killed there. behind the hijacking of an italian cruise ship and in 1984, someone inside the libyan embassy in london fired at protesters, shot at protesters and killed a police officer. gadhafi is also reported to have had forces storm a prison near tripoli and massacre more than a thousand prisoners there. but then the american relationship with gadhafi went from us bombing libya in 1986 because he was that kind of country and that kind of tyrant, it went from us bombing them in 1986 to this kind of thing.
of minutes with us here. have a wonderful weekend and that does it for more. "the situation room" starts now. >>> thanks very much. happening now, declining support after a series of major stumbles. will a critical speech help turn the tide for a republican presidential candidate rick perry? >>> also, the chilling final seconds of a doomed air france flight. transcripted reveal panic and disbelief in the cockpit. >>> plus, drones just like the ones used by the united states military should anyone be able to buy them? turns out they can. but what's going to prevent terrorists from buying and using them? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> he entered the race at the top of the polls, but rick perry has been watching his numbers slide and slide. his momentum rather slow. now, with a closely watched speech, the texas governor is trying to reverse his declining campaign fortunes. jim acosta is joining us now. he delivered what his campaign described as a major speech today. >> that's right. the speech was called the energizing american jobs
of the iraq war. one of the most divisive conflicts in u.s. history. president says all-american troops will be withdrawn from the countries by year's end. the war and build-up to it sparked a number of mass demonstrations like this one in san francisco. and this garden of white crosses in lafayette protesting more than 4400 lives lost in the war. mark matthews with reaction to the president's decision from all sides. >> reporter: they say the president confided weeks ago that today's announcement was coming. >> we learned for several weeks now that, in fact, this would be the case. again we have been in close contact with the white house. >> zhee says she reminded the president of a resolution to cut off funding for the war. but it was iraq's decision to refuse immunity to u.s. troops that left the president no choice. stanford center on democracy. >> if you can exempt american troops from being liable to be tried in iraqi courts under iraqi law, we can't stay there under that circumstance. that is not a condition we can accept anywhere in the world. >> in early 2004, professor larry d
, formerly filing for the primary ballot. join us for an in depth look at the race for the white house, next sunday, 4:00 eastern hour. >>> new developments in the massive search for a missing baby girl. dozens of national guard troops are joining police and the fbi who are looking for lisa irwin in kansas city. the 10-month-old was last seen in her crib nearly two weeks ago. missouri's governor has called in the guardsmen to help cover more ground. jim spelman is in kansas city with more on the territory that they'll be encountering. jim what is the latest on this search? >> reporter: hi, fredricka. that's right. the national guard with the fbi, local police have been researching this wooded area here. just around the bend is the neighborhood where baby lisa lives, where she was last seen. that's just around there. this is the road that leads out of the neighborhood, back towards downtown or on to the freeways and all of these areas have been searched already. this pawnshop and the area around it have been searched. they wanted to be sure they could get a fresh set of eyes on it. they don't
" a very ominous survey on the economy that can really affect each and every one of us. a vast majority of economists surveyed says a whooping eight out of ten businesses say the economy will grow only slightly this year, just 2% or less. that is simply not enough for job growth. jon: the very same survey by the national association for business economics finds companies are not hiring because of sluggish growth projections. 29% of respondents say they expect employment will increase in the next six months. that is the lowest number in nearly two years. but there is even more troubling news as 12% of those businesses polled say the labor market will weaken even more. and that is a big problem given that our national unemployment rate is stuck at more than 9%. jenna: those are the prediction. here is another report, it's far from the only kind of warning we have on the economic front. new fears today about another debt downgrade for the united states. that could happen, according to some reports, within the next month. elizabeth mcdonald with the fox business network is live with the det
this is a lack of any other leads. police it tell us they haven't made any breakthroughs on the case. they're trying to get fresh eyes on this investigation. take a look here, as you mentioned 25 national guardsmen deployed here to research this area a few blocks away from the home. these are especially trained mps, and they've been trained in it. joining fbi and local law enforcement here to just try to bring a fresh set of eyes, go through everything, make sure they haven't missed anything. here's what the national guard told us about their search. >> with the additional man power, they're able to research or search the area with like a fine tooth comb. they're able to get down in the grass, dig in the dirt, try to find any glues that helps. they're low crawling under bushes and vines. >> and here's exactly what they're talking about. take a look at this thicket. this goes on and on for probably about a half a mile around this field. this is where they've been investigating. this is an area they've cleared. you can see an old it television set, trash in here, they've gone inch by inch th
guys. that's going to wrap things up for us this morning. but the conversation continues online. find us on facebook or twitter at cnnbottomline. find me,@christineromans. keep an eye out for my new book with ali velshi, it's called "how to speak money." have a great weekend, everybody. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to our special live version of cnn saturday morning. i'm t.j. holmes coming to you from the vegan strip. in particular, the venetian hotel on the vegas strip. this is the site of the cnn hosted republican debate coming up next tuesday. i'm joined this morning by my good friend and colleague, keeping things in check for us t cnn center, alina cho. >> good morning, t.j. this is cnn saturday morning. 10:00 a.m. in atlanta and still a very early 7:00 a.m. in los angeles. where you are t.j. and there's a lot to talk about. >> this venetian hotel will be the sight of the republican debate that with him be hosting next week. but already, one of the candidates is boycotting the cnn debate and several others of the candidates are actually going to be boycotting the nev
2012 presidential race with lenny curry and delicate u.s. efforts to encourage foreign- based businesses to open in united states with nancy mclernon, president of the national law the organization for business investment. w j" is next. -- "washington journal" is next. host: good morning parade joe lieberman at connecticut and susan colin of maine say that congress should freeze the pay of federal employees for the third year, saying that it would save about $32 billion. also in the papers this morning, citing cost is a concern, the white house has dropped a vision of health care law that would provide a lifetime benefit in the event of illness or disability. it is known as the class act being dropped by the administration. and its role in the larger health-care law. we want your thoughts on this decision by the white house. if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the screen. if you want to send us an e- mail, make your thoughts on -- thoughts known by that. journal@cspan.org, and if you are familiar with twitter and can keep your comments to 140 characters are less,
. nbc's kristen welker traveling with the president in nevada tonight and starts us off from there. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the unemployment rate here in nevada is above 13%, so this state is up for grabs in 2012. earlier today president obama announced help for homeowners. here in this las vegas neighborhood. president obama on the road again, accusing a divided congress of foot dragging. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. >> reporter: the president used the power of his office and the optics of a suburban street to sidestep lawmakers, announcing the expansion of a mortgage refinancing program. >> now, this is a painful burden for middle class families and it's also a drag on our economy. when a home loses its value, a family loses a big chunk of their wealth. >> reporter: the plan, starting december 1, specifically targets homeowners with underwater mortgages who owe more than their homes are currently worth. those who have mortgages owned or guaranteed by government lenders fannie mae and freddie mac, loans
. now, the rest of our troops will be home for the holidays. >> molly: why now? u.s. and iraqi officials say they couldn't come to an agreement on legal protection, meaning protection from lawsuits for american soldiers stationed in iraq. >> molly, some republicans say this was a failure of diplomacy by the obama administration. there were negotiations for a different scenario, tell us more about that. >> molly: and several presidential candidates say the president and his diplomatic team should have pushed for some kind of agreement to keep a contingent of troops in mc. romney put out a statement the unavoidable question is whether this is naked political kliags or ineptitude in negotiations -- >> and they put out a statement in every case where the united states has liberated a people from dictator's rule we have cut troops to ensure a peaceful transition and protect the fragile growing democracy. >> and costly protracted war in iraq, they say it's strengthened iran's influence but president obama says bringing home the troops will allow the u.s. to focus on rebuilding our own economy.
. >>> and one oil company, major oil company i should say, major u.s. oil companies, are raking in near record profits, so why are they still getting huge taxpayer subsidies? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> he skipped the last presidential debate and sidelined himself in iowa saying he wants to focus on the first of the nation's primary state. jon huntsman is betting almost everything on new hampshire, but is trail ng the state while romney is enjoying a substantial lead and now, huntsman is joining some of romney's sharpest critics in questioning romney's conservative credentials. jon huntsman is joining us now from salt lake city. thanks very much for coming in. >> thank you, wolf. an honor to be with you. >> george will, the conservative columnist writing in an upcoming edition of "the washington post" says this about mitt romney. he says -- you agree with george will on that? >> those are pretty tough words, wolf. all i can say is this is the time when this nation wants leadership. we've been looking for leadership for some time in the white house. we haven't found it
are coming home from iraq for good in a few weeks. a special good morning to the men and women watching us on the american forces network all around the world, thank you for what you do. we are going to start with herman cain this morning, under fire from his republican rivals. this time for recent comments he made about abortion. and what a platform they had to take shots at him last night. a major gathering of christian conservatives in iowa. shannon travis is in des moines. >> reporter: a big night here in des moines, iowa. the iowa faith and freedom coalition, a gathering of 1,000 iowans, many of them christian evangelicals. six presidential candidates came to court their vote. rick perry, michele bachmann, rick santorum, ron paul, newt gingrich and herman cain. herman cain was on the hot seat because of comments he made to our very own piers morgan earlier this week. he was talking about the issue of abortion. he made very clear, unequivocally, he's pro-life, but asked about what about in cases of rape or incest and his answer was interpreted by some people by leaving some room he wou
. >>> madame secretary, thank you for joining us. are you in herman cain's famously designated becky-becky-becky-stan. >> there's a zero, zero, zero chance i'm going to comment on republican politics, but i am in uzbekistan. >> we have mark haleprin. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations, richard hoss back with us. good to have you, richard. >> boy, hillary was at the top of her game yesterday, wasn't she? >> i thought she was great on "meet the press" and really seems like she has a handle on the situation. >> well, there's so many situations. >> so many. >> which -- i mean -- all the situations that people like herman cain don't have a grasp on. if you look at this past weekend. and look at all of the things that have gone down in the news, then you have -- you realize now is not the time to send an amateur to the white house. so whoever wins the republican nomination better have a firmer grasp on foreign affairs than the current front-runner. look, iraq, what does that mean? we're getting out of iraq. what is that going to mean for u.s. foreign policy? wha
, rachel. >> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. former secretary of state condoleezza rice already published a memoir of her life. a book about growing up in segregated alabama, her rise to prominence as a russia scholar. her involvement with republican politics, her eventual ascendance to the highest ranks of the george w. bush administration. that book is already done. she published that book last year. but now condoleezza rice has published another one. a 734-page new book of which all 734 pages are apparently about her time in the bush white house. i have not read this book yet, you haven't read it yet either. we not have it yet. it is not out yet. i will read it as soon as it comes out and condoleezza rice, please do an interview with me on this show about your book. i promise i'll read your book, i promise it will be fun. i know you won't come. "the new york times" managed to get a copy of condoleezza rice's book early. the headline of their review of the book reveals the secret of all bush administration officials trying to ensure their careers do not die with t
excuse us. shhh-shh! >>> desperate search. rescue teams scramble to find survivors after a massive earthquake rocks turkey. >>> liberation day. a joyful celebration in libya marks the end of gadhafi and the end of democracy. >> pitching gem. derek holland contains the big bats of st. louis to put the rangers back in the hunt for a their first world series ring. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 24th, 2011. good morning, everybody. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> a powerful and deadly earthquake in turkey. hundreds of rescue teams worked through the night and search for survivors believed to be trapped beneath dozens of collapsed building. the 7.2 quake hit north of turkey. at least 217 are known to have died, but hundreds are still missing this morning. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: it's a real struggle in turkey at this hour to simply find survivors, so the full extent of the casualties is not going to be known for some time. president obama said the u.s. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with tur
, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> we begin this morning with a powerful and deadly earthquake in turkey. hundreds of rescue teams worked through the night and search for survivors believed to be trapped beneath dozens of collapsed building. the magnitude 7.2 quake hit eastern turkey near the border with iran. they say 80 buildings collapsed. at least 217 are known to have died, but hundreds are still missing this morning. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> hi, terrell. good morning. >> reporter: it's a real struggle in turkey at this hour to simply find survivors, so the full extent of the casualties is not going to be known for some time. president obama said the u.s. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with turkey right now and is ready to help. rescue crews pulled this man out alive from a collapsed building in eastern turkey this morning, after desperately looking for any sign of life. a 7.2 magnitude quake shook the remote region on sunday, flattening buildin
who is in custody. he is a used car salesman from texas and his friends are having a very hard time believing he is a terrorist. >> herman cain is now the republican front-runner for the president. according to the latest national poll. leaving many analysts wondering if the georgia businessman's plan resonating. all that and more on "american morning." >>> good morning, everybody. it is thursday, october 13. >> it is certainly not a good morning. i can't get messages from people, i can't send messages. >> mine was down yesterday but back now. >> mine was up yesterday but i e-mailed this morning. our executive producer said i will be late. >> that's the e-mail i sent. >> he is panicking going where are my anchor. >> if you don't know what we are talking about, millions of blackberry users are without service this morning. now four-day blackout spreads to north america. the outage primarily affects e-mails and internet access, not the ability to make phone calls or text. >> weird. problem started monday affecting customers in europe, middle east and africa. by tuesday, it has spread
toward those of us who have anxiety that so many parties have been promised a referendum again and again? it clearly is something the british people want, to have a say over our future relationship with the european union. it is likely the house of commons is likely to vote heavily against what the europeans -- what the british people want. >> i will try to keep my tongue constructive throughout. i completely understand people's frustrations. they were promised a referendum on the lisbon treaty and did not get that referendum because it was put in place by the last government, and it was not possible to hold that referendum. but i think the answer to frustration about not having a referendum about the last thing is not to just offer a referendum on the next idea. the most important thing is to deliver what people want, which is to get the best out of the european union. where there are opportunities, we take them. that is the focus we should have. >> the prime minister rightfully said that the 27 nation states will decide anything on the single market. it has not told the house that the
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on the republican jobs plan. >> what is standing between us and full employment is we prevent companies pollute our air and water too much. we on the other hand have said let's put teachers back in the classroom in north carolina and all across the country. [ applause ] those are two choices. >> reporter: after bashing republicans the president insisted he wants to work with them to pass his jobs plan. in washington, one of the most likely republicans to support the president did the opposite, and delivered tongue lashing to treasury secretary tim geithner. >> time to get administration to concentrate on jobs, jobs, jobs. i don't know who you are talking to, i don't know who the president is talking to. talk to the average person unfiltered. we don't dare make a move. after a year, then what? >> reporter: on the road, the president is trying to connect with real people. but republican olympia snowe says the prescription is a one-year band aid. >> rome is burning. we want help. three years of the same unemployment numbers as we do today, mr. secretary. that is the point. this is nothing new. we need
, more than $700 billion. and all those battles in iraq, well, they took the lives of more than 4,400 u.s. troops. 34,000 others were injured. most of the remaining 39,000 troops in iraq will be home by the end of the year. many u.s. military families are excited about having their loved ones home for the holidays. martin savidge is talking to some of them at ft. bliss outside el paso, texas, where a number of the troops will be returning. martin? >> reporter: yeah. and this is one of those days that you could say that ft. bliss definitely lives up to its name. there's an air show going on. if you hear noise in the background, don't be too alarmed. yesterday's announcement by the president was so welcomed. we talked to denise young. her husband, john, left in july. she didn't expect to see them all home again till next year. now she finds out it's going to be in time for christmas. she feels great. here's what she said. >> it's always a worry. anytime he's soon, whether at a training exercise -- especially when he's in iraq because you don't know the situation they're going into. the last
to libya for more on the death of muammar gaddafi and look at role the u.s. can play now in building a democracy in libya. wendell goler talks with secretary of state hillary clinton. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the dictator who threatened, confound and fascinated the world for more than four decades is dead. libya's muammar gaddafi was killed today following a nato airstrike on the hometown of sirte that involved an american aircraft. david piper has the latest from tripoli, including images you may find disturbing. >> reporter: bleeding from the gunshot wound to his head and leg, says this is the place where gaddafi was hiding. he had been hiding there following a nato airstrike on his convoy. an attack that included armed u.s. drone and french fighter plane. gaddafi and the entourage had been trying to flee sirte but they finally were able to capture him. the fighters saw gaddafi was alive and said to them, what is going on? what is going on? but between then and the ride he died. they thought he
the expanded than what well prompt us we don't get much more bang for our buck how to recede these fitting together eventually? the story is how did they get started and going back to the 1970's and at eight -- cedis with much more sophisticated technology they will continue to develop with wind, solar, but we're seeing a technological innovation energy supply in the u.s. is very different from what i started the book. >> host: 2005? >> guest: yes. it was called in shale guest and not until 2007 people have followed up to what is happening with this tight oil u.s. oil imports going up which is what we have been habituated to for 70 years. >> host: now the idea of the petro state with the rise in hugo chavez and the oil industry there and fidel castro and cuba and that got me thinking there is a lot of controversy right now especially after the gulf oil spill last year. >> that is an interesting chained how risky but getting into the offshore we'll game of fact the stability if at all? is there a reason to be s concerned as we were? >> cuba is very close to florida so certainly concerns abo
to expand economic opportunity, to make the u.s. stronger and more secure. her historic campaign for president created 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, and made it clear to every girl in america that anyone can be president of united states. and, of course, as secretary of state at the moment of great change in the world, secretary clinton reasserted and redefine america's global leadership, and secured it for the 23rd century. she saw sustained american leadership as a key to advancing our values and creating a world where more people can live up to their potential, "we still call the american dream. she has elevated the role of economics in foreign policy and has transformed the way america conduct development, partnering with new institutions and actors in emerging power. she championed civilian national security institutions and worked to make them effective partners with our military. she is our rock star diplomat. secretary clinton, welcome. [applause] >> thank you, john. thank you all. it is wonderful to be here with a lot of familiar faces. it is also good to see s
by president clinton. to get your taught -- thoughts, if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. to give you some context about the president's' initiative this week, let's show you a bit of tape first. first up, we're going to show you -- this is president obama and here's a bit about the message that he is sending and the message theapts to send particularly as he faces congress. >> on monday we announce a new policy to help families whose home values have fallen to refinance their mortgages and to save up to thousands of dollars a year. all these steps aren't going to take the place of the needed action that congress has to get going on. they're still going to have to pass this jobs bill. they have to create jobs, they've got to grow the economy. but these executive actions we're taking can make a difference. and i've told my administration that we are going to look every single day to figure out what can we do without congress? steps that can save you money and make government more efficient and responsive and help heal this economy. so beer
drones are used to target terrorists. >> brown: and gwen ifill talks to anita hill about her new book on race and gender, 20 years after she accused then-supreme court nominee clarence thomas of sexual harassment. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on >> if i can symbolize the ability to pursue gender equality, racial equality and to be truthful about our experiences, then absolutely that's what i want to be. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy, and improve schools. >> ...and our communities. >> in angola chevron helps train engineers, teachers and farmers, launch child's programs. it's not just good business. >> i'm hopeful about my country's future. >> it's my country's future. >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising where you find it. soon computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in tru
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